Herman Carroll

1995 Greater Flint Afro-American Hall of Fame Inductee


Parents: Arthur and Emma Carroll
Daughter: Susan Carroll, Maria Austin
Sons: Christopher Carroll, Glen Carroll

Herman Carroll, a native of Flint, Michigan, attended Parkland elementary, Emerson Jr. High and graduated from Northern High. He was the first African American to play T-Formation quarterback at Northern in 1952. Herman was the Northern’s leading passer with 47 attempts, 21 completions and rushed for 148 yards.

As City and Valley Champions, Herman was an excellent dribbler and faker in basketball. He was chosen to accept the Wildanger Trophy emblematic of the city championship.

Herman was considered the best baserunner on the baseball team and earned five letters in basketball, baseball and football.

Herman enrolled at Eastern Michigan University in 1953 and was a four letter winner in football and basketball. In 1956, he became the first African American quarterback at Eastern Michigan University in his senior year. The first African American to lead the I.I.A.C. Conference in passing, with 55 attempts and 28 completions for 387 yards in 1956. Herman was Eastern Michigan’s leading passer with 66 attempts and 31 completions for 413 yards.

Herman has a B.A. from Eastern Michigan University, a M.A. from Univertity of Michigan and a Specialist Degree from University of Michigan.